Showing posts from April, 2012

Changing Pad, Burping Pad, Lap Pad... All Three Rolled Into One

After making a reversible flannel blanket, I had a touch of the print flannel fabric left over.  I decided to  try and find a use for it.  I coupled it with a solid, light pink flannel and cut both into four rectangles 15 inches by 20 inches.  I used one solid and one print to make one pad.  I rounded the corners and serged the edge and voila... 2 changing pads, burping pads or lap pads.  Too easy!

I made the blanket out of the same print flannel shown above and backed it with a light blue flannel, trimmed out in yellow blanket trim.  I love the colors in the print flannel.  So cute!

Last week at the baby shower a lady was wearing a nursing sling. Have you seen those? Man, they are so cool. I would say her little boy was about 18 - 20 months and she carried him in it while nursing and was able to keep her privacy. I was amazed that just a piece of fabric could do so much!

I found a website that sells a version called the Maya Wrap, and it looks a lot like the one she was we…

Monday Quiz About Me 4/23/12

Again this week I am joining Acting Balanced for her Monday Quiz About Me.  She will ask four questions for me to answer and I will finish up with a fifth question for you to answer.  It is a lot of fun and a great way to get to know other bloggers.  If you would like to join up and hop around with us just click on the pictured link above.

Ok, let's get started!  This questions for this week are:

1. Finish this sentence - I am glad it's Monday because...

2. Where did you spend your last vacation?

3. Who is your favorite author?

4. What other Memes do you participate in during the week?

Here are my answers:

1.  I am glad it is Monday because...It is the beginning of a new week and when the week draws to a close on Friday, it will be only 3 weeks and four days until school is out for the summer..ahh  summer break!!  Yippee!

2.  I spent my last vacation where we always spend our vacation.  Atlantic Beach, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  No where else in the world I would…

Box Full of Baby Goodies

The baby shower for Harper was yesterday. She had a great turn out of family to celebrate the anticipation of her birth sometime in June. She is going to be the best dressed  baby girl in town! Christa was absolutely glowing with pride and excitement!

I have had so much fun getting ready for Baby Harper! Although she is not my first grandchild (not by a long shot!) she is the first one to be born since I have taken up sewing again, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed sewing for children! I made a few things last summer for my grand-daughters and plan to make a lot more, but it has really been fun getting ready for a newborn!

Packing the box for the shower gift was so much fun, I had bought a few things, a book of lullabies with the cd to match, the wireless video baby monitor they wanted, a couple of wrist rattlers, two door hangers one that says, "shh, mommy is napping" and one that says,  "quiet, the princess is sleeping", and a set of small snack keepers.…

Monday Quiz About Me

I am taking part in the blog hop hosted by Acting Balanced.  This is taking the place of the Meet Me On Monday hop.  If you would like to join us in this fun hop, click the link at the top of this post!  Hope to see your blog listed!

Every week she will ask four questions and I will add a fifth that you can answer in the comment section.  Have a great Monday!

This week's four questions are:

 1. Finish this sentence - I dream of....
 2. If you could choose your last meal, what would it be?
 3. What was your favorite toy as a child?
 4. What color looks best on you?

Here are my answers:

1.  I dream of a world filled with peace and happiness.   I know that sounds like a cop out, but that is really what I dream about.

2.  Wow not sure I want to think about my last meal, but it would be a filet mignon steak grilled to perfection, my husband's broccoli casserole, baked potato filled with  butter, sour cream and cheese and a huge glass of sweet tea! YUM

3.  My favorite toy was a &qu…

Dress For Baby Harper

This was such  a joyous project and so much fun!  I love the Kwik Sew pattern #3901 and it all went together like a breeze!

I really love the fabric and the colors.   I think the colors really compliment each other.

This was the first time I have ever made little bloomers.  They look so cute, even unfinished!

But finished they are even cuter!  I love the skirt effect!  This pattern does have some ruffles,  but using a zig zag stitch over a piece of yarn to make your gathers is much easier then doing the two rows of stitching.  If you have never tried the zig zag over yarn trick, try it next time you do gathers.  I love it, gathers don't even worry me any more!  (I hope to one day have a ruffling foot, that would even be better!)

I added a little bow to the right lower front.  I just felt it needed a little something.

The Pattern called for the back to close the other way, but I guess I am just opposite of normal lol, I like it with the overlap going to the left.  I us…

Getting The Most From Your Multisize Patterns

Buying a multisize pattern is a great way to make your sewing dollars go further, but not if you have to trim it away just to make one size. I have found that tracing the pattern onto either wax paper or freezer paper can give you great results without ruining you paper pattern, thus allowing you to use it again for a different size.

I prefer using wax paper because it is easy to see through.  To do this you will need:
1.  a roll of wax paper
2.  tracing wheel
3.  permanent marker or ink pen( I prefer an ink pen as a marker sometimes smudges)
4.  multisize pattern of your choice.
5.  zip lock bag

I am tracing a Kwik Sew pattern for a baby.  I love Kwik Sew patterns, they use such a great grade of paper for their patterns.  This pattern is extra easy because all the pieces fit within the width of the wax paper, but if yours do not you can simply tape as many pieces together as you find necessary.

After determining which size you are going to use, place a piece of wax paper on top and …

Meet Me On Monday 4-2-2012

Here it is, Monday again. I am joining Acting Balanced again this week for Meet Me On Monday.  It is a Linky Blog Hop.  Every week she post five questions and I answer them here on my blog.  If you would like to join the fun, just click on the above link and join us!  Hope to see you!

Last week was a bad week for me and I did not link up to Meet Me On Monday.  This week is going to be a lot better for me, partly because I am off all week on spring break...Yippie!  Ok, enough of that already!  Here are today's five questions, followed by my answers.

1. Did you prank, get pranked or ignore April Fool's Day?
2. What is the most unusual thing you have in your pantry or refrigerator right now?
3. If you were in the "Miss America" (or another) talent competition, what would your talent be?
4. What is one thing you miss about being a kid?
5. If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?


1.  I did not get pranked nor did I prank. My oldest daughter …

Everything From Rolled Hems to Toothpicks!

I sure have been missing the lake this week. I guess all the wonderful memories of Buddy reminded me how much I loved living at the lake. I don't miss it much during the winter months, but when spring is here, I long to be back there, riding on the pontoon boat and enjoying all the activities that come with living on the water! Maybe one day I will retire to the beach, that is my dream retirement!

This has been a week of reflection and I really have not done very much other than reflect. LOL  I did get around to making a table runner for my daughter and hemmed it using  the rolled hem stitch on my serger.  It turned out great!  It was the first time I used it on this serger and I was amazed at how easy it was to do.  I will be using it a lot more often!

My niece is learning how to sew, and she is doing a great job!  She recently made some curtains for her home and some throw pillows( without any patterns I might add!).  She sent me photos and I am very proud of her.  She …